Pier Dive | Shore access
Depth: 4 m (13 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)
Level: Open Water and beyond.
St Kilda Pier juts out in a westerly direction from the shore into the waters of Port Phillip. It is a suitable site for both snorkellers and divers. The pier is home to a colony of Little penguins, the St Kilda Pavilion, as well as the Marina of the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron.
St Kilda Pier dates back to the mid-1800s as an early working jetty. The breakwater was later constructed for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, as a safe harbour for sailing events. You may notice the start tower at the end of the Breakwater, still in use to this day.
There is a surprising little ecosystem on the land breakwater. Lots of sea stars and baby fish call it home. Extensive seagrass beds surround the pier and provide a nursery area for many types of marine life.
Location: St Kilda, 3182
MELWAY Ref: Page 57 J10
See WillyWeather (St Kilda West) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
Safety First: Be careful of boats, jet skis and fishing lines. Please respect that there is a boat marina beside the pier.
Spearfishing is illegal within 30 metres of any pier or jetty and in Marine National Parks. See Spearfishing Laws.
Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes parts of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-west, down to Wilson's Promontory in the south-east, including the Mornington Peninsula, French Island and Phillip Island, plus Western Port. We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.
St Kilda Pier Location Map
Latitude: 37° 51.871′ S (37.864512° S / 37° 51′ 52.24″ S)
Longitude: 144° 58.122′ E (144.968698° E / 144° 58′ 7.31″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-22 14:51:35 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Ormond Reef, 2,168 m, bearing 161°, SSE
St Kilda, Bayside, Port Phillip.
Depth: 4 to 8 m.
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